Reps endorse proposed establishment of Federal College of Education in Osun

Members of the House of Representatives have expressed support for the bill which seeks to establish the first Federal College of Education in Iwo, Osun State.

The lawmakers expressed the support during the consideration of a ‘Bill for an Act to Establish Federal College of Education Iwo, Osun State to Provide Full-Time Courses, Teaching, Instruction and Training in Technology, Applied Sciences, Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities and Management, and to provide for appointment of the Provost and other officers of the College to carry out the administration and disciplining of students of the College’, sponsored by Hon. Amobi Akintola.

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In his lead debate, Hon. Akintola stated that Osun state presently has no Federal College of Education.

He called for the establishment of the institution as the University within the State is proving to be inadequate for the teeming students in the region.

Hon. Akintola also expressed optimism that the establishment of the institution will drive knowledge impartation.

Sequel to the overwhelming support enjoyed by the proposed bill which scaled through Second reading without any dissenting voice was referred to the relevant committees of the House, by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Idris Wase.

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